Webinar: Understanding lifelong learning opportunities and policies for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons

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  • Date: 17 December 2021
  • Where: online event (Germany)

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) cordially invites you to a webinar – ‘Understanding lifelong learning opportunities and policies for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons’ – on 17 December 2021.

Globally, the numbers of refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants have increased significantly over the past 10 years. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), at the end of 2020, there were 26.4 million refugees and more than 48 million internally displaced persons worldwide. The International Organization of Migration estimates that, in 2019, there were 272 million international migrants globally, accounting for 3.5 per cent of the world’s population. Refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons face many educational challenges in the course of their movement within and between countries.

Bearing in mind that the International Migrants Day will take place on 18 December, UIL is hosting a webinar on 17 December 2021 to present UIL’s work on skills as a critical success factors for refugees’, migrants’ and internally displaced people’s participation in society. Focus will be placed on the role of technology to provide them meaningful opportunities for the acquisition of literacy skills and other knowledge and competencies; and on the importance of the recognition of prior learning. The webinar will also include a panel discussion to explore these two issues across diverse country contexts and to consider implications for policy-makers and practitioners. 

The event will bring together experts, national representatives and policy-makers  engaged in addressing  the challenges faced by youth and adult migrants, refugees and internally displaced people in their pursuit of literacy, learning and work. 

Date and time
17 December 2021
11:00–12.30 CET


Webinar recording

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9erMxYWTPg

Recognition, validation and accreditation of learning outcomes for migrants
and refugees

Ms Marie Macauley, Programme Specialist, UIL

Leveraging technology for literacy and education for refugees, migrants and
internally displaced people

Mr Jian Xi Teng, Programme Specialist, UIL

  • Language of event: English

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